Class A streams to be upgraded to High Quality

For just the third time this decade, Pennsylvania is proposing to formally upgrade a package of 41 Class A streams to “High Quality,” or HQ, which ensures they receive special water quality protections. This is the culmination of a long process. Step 1 is electrofishing streams in search of naturally reproducing trout. Step 2 is pushing for PFBC to list them as wild trout streams; we do this advocacy each quarter. This is Step 3, formal listing as HQ in PA’s regulations.

TU has pushed for these upgrades for several years now, and we want to demonstrate our support by submitting comments in favor. Please go to an Action Alert (https://www.tu.org/conservation/action-center/?vvsrc=%2Fcampaigns%2F65624%2Frespond) page for more information and to submit comments. The deadline is May 7.

Merry Fishmas to all our Friends

Statewide Trout Season starts tomorrow morning and the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited wants to wish everyone the best of luck.  Please enjoy the streams and everything that Mother Nature has to offer and let us know how you did with pictures and stories.  There have been some beautiful trout stocked throughout the state and there are always the natives that provide a challenge.  Good Luck to everyone!!

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The above brook trout picture was caught on Boulder Mountain in Southern Utah. The picture was taken by Jason Morrison and was featured in the 2014 Trout Unlimited Calendar for the month of April.

 

 

 

Fishing Event at New Trail Brewery

Come out to the New Trail Brewing Company on Sunday March 31 from 12 to 3pm. The Chapter will be there teaching fly tying, talking fishing and meeting new friends. This is the first event of its kind with our Chapter and Lycoming Colleges Clean Water Institue and Northcentral PA Conservancy and others will be there as well. A great event to come out to and this is a family event for all ages and to get ready for the upcoming fishing season.

 

Tell PFBC to Approve Class A and Wild Trout Streams

At the April meeting of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the PFBC will vote to approve new Class A and Wild Trout Streams in the Commonwealth. We need your voice to tell the commission that TU and its partners stand for Wild Trout protections.

To view a map of proposed streams in your area, click here!

Water quality protections offered by the Wild Trout and Class A designations allow for Pennsylvania’s wild trout to continue to thrive and grow in our beautiful waterways.

Click here to view the full list of proposed Wild Trout Streams

Click here to view the full list of proposed Class A Trout Streams

File your public comment to support the
designation Wild Trout and Class A streams

Comments are due to the Commission by April 9, 2019.